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"Best" CPU Heatsink?

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June 14, 2010 3:17:59 PM

I'm looking for one, was browsing 6 months ago, built a computer for a friend, gave him a hyper 212 cpu cooler. now, that was 6 months ago. i'm not sure what's changed since then :p  is there anything better than a 212? i do plan on overclocking this thing in the future, and i have a case that'll fit anything (cooler master 690). core i7-930. price isn't an issue, but nothing exorbitant. there are just too many choices...

if someone has a link somewhere that has a list of reputable coolers, that'd be great. i found one for PSUs that was extremely helpful for me.

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June 14, 2010 6:35:44 PM

yeah, i saw that one, but they don't have a top 5 for the 1366 socket yet. otherwise i wouldn't've bothered asking here
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June 14, 2010 7:24:01 PM

The 212+ is still among the best so I wouldnt worry about that for now.. If you want BEST OF THE BEST that might shave off 4/5 degrees you will need to spend around 75.00$ or more. So you are not really going to get your moneys worth.
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June 14, 2010 7:56:48 PM

shadows1123 said:
yeah, i saw that one, but they don't have a top 5 for the 1366 socket yet. otherwise i wouldn't've bothered asking here

If you read the specs on a lot of those they also support 1366.
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June 16, 2010 3:57:20 AM

alright, so, been browsing things for awhile. i can choose between the ancient thermalright ultra 120 extreme (though it's not available on newegg for some reason?), the noctua nh-u12p, or, the new cogage true spirit...the V8 looks awesome, but not too promising, so it's not that deserving of a windowed case :p  i dont see many hyper 212 reviews around the block.
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June 16, 2010 11:14:12 AM

212+ is a best buy, don't expect you'r cpu to be much coolder if you buy expensive heatsink. Maybe just couple degrees...
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